IN-GAME BLOG: Oilers at Canucks
Minute-by-minute updates as the Oilers take on the Canucks in Vancouver
The Edmonton Oilers play their first of four road games in a seven-day span, tonight.
Line Combinations (and defence pairings) for the Oilers per warmups:
N.Schultz - J.Schultz
Ference - Larsen
Belov - Petry
Scratches: Potter (neck), Bryzgalov (head), Smyth (neck), Lander (healthy)
20:00: The first period is underway in Vancouver!
15:29: First whistle of the night comes 4:31 into the game. The Canucks on the offensive early but the Oilers manage to survive the early pressure.
7:21: Ales Hemsky and Tayor Hall skate in on a two-on-one. Hall finds Hemsky in the slot and he attempts to deke but his backhand is poked away by Luongo.
3:18: Henrik Sedin checks Philip Larsen into Dubnyk and receives an interference penalty as a result.
1:18: Oilers power play gets no shots on goal as the Canucks PK gets the kill.
0.0: Oilers being outshot 14-4 after the first period but Dubnyk keeps the game scoreless. | EDM 0, VAN 0
20:00: The second period has started.
19:32: Taylor Hall rings a shot off the post early in the period.
11:55: Chris Higgins gets in behind the Oilers defence but his deke attempt is denied by Dubnyk. Arcobello then gets a slashing penalty on the play to put Vancouver on a four-on-three man advantage.
11:19: Daniel Sedin's shot from the point goes off the skate of Nick Schultz in front to beat Dubnyk and give Vancouver the lead. | VAN 1, EDM 0
9:00: Shots on goal a minute past the game's midway point are 21-6 for the Canucks.
6:25: David Perron skates in on a two-on-one with Justin Schultz. Perron elects to attempt a wrist shot and Luongo snags it out of the air for his best save of the game to this point.
2:58: Dubnyk was sharp with a big arm save at point-blank range after Kesler received a great pass from Dale Wiese and put it on net.
0.0: Shots on goal after two periods were 26-10 for Vancouver.
20:00: The third period is underway.
17:34: Zack Kassian tips a shot from David Booth through the legs of Dubnyk, doubling the Vancouver lead. | VAN 2, EDM 0
13:53: Higgins fires a wrist shot from the left circle after receiving a nice pass from Kesler. His shot beats Dubnyk five-hole for the goal. | VAN 3, EDM 0
13:31: Henrik Sedin gets his stick up on Nick Schultz and recieves two minutes for high sticking.
3:00: Oilers reunite the line of Nugent-Hopkins, Eberle and Hall in an effort to give the team some offensive spark.
0:48: Perron gets sent off for roughing.
34.8: Dale Weise bangs home a rebound for a power play goal, extending the Canucks lead. | VAN 4, EDM 0